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students is now facing a new charge. the u.s. attorney's office is now charging shamika adams with voluntary manslaughter. adams had up blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. push in the district. it is part of a new crackdown to get people to put down the pho'e when they are behind the wheel. brianne carter has the story. >> distracted drivers behind the wheel -- you see it everywhere. while some claim it is necessary, new numbers show it is dondangerous. >> hoping √°o put the brakes on it, metropolitan police were of ticketing drivers who were using their phone. >> some people cannot operate their own and drive. and >> the crackdown comes on the same day hundreds gathered for the second annual distracted driving summit designed to promote anti-distracted driving initiatives. >> today transpor√°ation secretary ray lahood said his parma's putting forward new initiatives that will ban bus drivers as an others from texting and driving. >> lauren kelly knows that all too well. her son was killed while using his cell phone behind the wheel. >> he was the only child that
night. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, act six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried
behind the whole. good morning, washington continues right now. >> we are glad you are joining us at 6:00 on this tuesday, september 21. >> we start as always with meteorologist adam. when are we going to get some rain? we need it? >> locally, we are just dry. but they really need it out west. summer-like conditions are possible. locally, we have a slight chance of rain right now. arlington, 52. on our way to about 80 degrees. low 80's localitily. another day full of sunshine. you pack your lunch and book bag. before the leesberg pike that should be on the shoulder before you get there. we'll go to a camera of traffic northbound 395 on the way to the pent he gone. no problems right here. kwoikly, you'll see the beltway moving. now to allison and greta. a top story, a lore ton man is behind bar this is morning. as a side job, he was a wrestling referee. actually, it wasn't until firefighters performed a routine inspection on his house that he was put on the police radar. the fire department went in to his house. the house next door caught on fire and they went in routinely to do an
by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an stepson -- of her husband a
this morning. we talked with heflin by phone. he used to be a medic in loudoun county and immediately took off his shirt to stop the bleeding. within minutes, police and ambulance were on the scene. the victim was rushed to the hospital. police were able to get one of the attackers, a 15-year-old boy lives in the apartments behind a shopping center. if it had not been for the quick thinking of the others, it could add that a much more tragic ending. >> the good news is that the victim is expected to recover. he is in stable condition at a local hospital. the second attacker is still on the loose, police say. he is also a teenager. >> a vigil is planned for later this week for a local politician who died after an suv hit her while she was riding her bike in largo. 30-year-old natasha pettitte grobe was the green party candidate for the maryland senate race. the driver hit her, but did not stop. the driver said she thought she had an animal. once she was, she said she discovered the woman's bike still lodged under her suv and that is when she called police. >> last year, nearly 5500 people died
disabled daughter. and now, he says, he learned something for all of us. >>> good evening. think of it as a one, two, three political punch. exactly six weeks to go until the november election, and three of the most famous names in america are heading out to fight for their candidates. first lady michelle obama, now joining former president bill clinton and former alaska governor sarah palin, as the power hitters on the campaign trail. and the president, well, today, we learned that as the elections loom, he is going to shake up and rebuild his economic team. more on that in a minute. but we'll begin with our senior political correspondent jon karl. jon? >> reporter: diane, today we learned that the president's top economic adviser will leave after the midterm elections. this is the third member of the president's economic team to go. and this, we learn on a day that the white house also announced that the first lady is about to hit the campaign trail. the white house calls her the closer. and with time running out for congressional democrats, they're sending her in. the first la
washington." thank you so much for joining us today. i'm allison starling. >> we're going to check in with lisa in just a moment but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a great day today. a lot like yesterday. we're starting the day noticeably cooler than yesterday at this time. take a look at the morning temperatures outside now. dry air in place. clear skies and calm winds allowing temperatures to plummet down near the dew point for the morning hours. that's where we are. quick look at the almanac data. only three degree above average for this time of year. 96 is the record high temperature set back in 1865. sclofere to low -- closer to low 80's again. we'll have upper 70's for afternoon highs. >> lingering road work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography posses
of transportation calls it a distracted driving epidemic. >> everybody thinks they can use their cell phone and drive and drive safely, and you can't. >> reporter: new government numbers show distracted driving last year killed nearly 5,500 people. and injured nearly 500,000. the grim toll despite hard-hitting public service announcements. tough new state laws. what will it take to make a dent? russell and kimberly hurd have been asking that since their daughter heather died while driving to meet her wedding planner. >> we were very, very angry. we could not believe our daughter could be taken from us by somebody who was texting. >> reporter: they say what's needed is a change in attitude. >> we want you to turn the cell phone off. we're living proof that in three or four seconds, your entire life can change. and certainly we'll never be the same again. >> reporter: the hurds say distracted driving must become as unacceptable as drunk driving. they have also pushed for tough laws, bans on texting and cell phones while driving. but they say ultimately, they hope stories like theirs will caus
. nine u.s. soldiers have been killed. let's go to miguel marquez in afghanistan with the latest. miguel? >> reporter: in addition, to the nine soldiers killed, one u.s. soldiered injured, one afghan death, as well. it's just north of where i am, in kandahar province. it happened in zabul province, a mountainous region. troops are coming here every day by the hundreds or thousands. the last time the u.s. suffered this bad a crash was back in 2006, when a chinook went down. we're not entirely certain what type of chopper this was. the taliban has claimed credit. but u.s. officials here say there's no credible claim of enemy fire in that region. and they still don't know what brought the chopper down. often, the taliban takes credit for these things just to do it. this is part of an overall effort here in kandahar and across the country. the surge of troops that president obama ordered are in-country. and they are moving into the final phase of that surge, getting ready, getting into the hottest of the offensive operations. but they will be conducting. it is likely that we're going to see
. >> good morning. thank you for joining us at this very early hour. 4:30 a.m.. we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. lisa has the latest on the traffic but we start with adam caskey. good morning to you. >> good morning. a nice, very refreshing tuesday morning it is. we'll take a look at the latest at reagan national this morning. official sunrise is 6:5 5:00 a.m.. yesterday the dew point dropped 18 degrees. in only six hours. human at 60%. temperatures for the most part in the upper mourts. mid 50's. 60's down -- upper 40's. 60's downtown. hot and humid tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up. >> not much happening on the highways in virginia. that's good. good on the dulles freeway and toll road. maryland drivers heading to baltimore, northbound 95 a wreck after the exit. two lanes are getting by in case you're just passing through. baltimore, you may want to take 295 just to save yourself a little grief. quickly we'll jump over to a camera just to show you the quiet stuff on the beltway. >> lisa, thank you very much. we begin now with a developing story from southw
a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's struggle out of recession. the president was in philadelphia. later, he was in campaign mode. >> we need to come together around a great project of american renewal. we will restore our economy and rebuild our middle-class. >> later today, he said that there is little to celebrate over the report showing that the recession ended
are no longer looking for artificial agelessness but timeless, natural beauty. neal karlinsky takes us behind the scenes at the casting calls and to the front lines of hollywood's war on plastic surgery. >> go to studio three please. >> reporter: at this casting session, actors like ashley davis are looking for a break. >> you just go in and be yourself i guess and your control is so little in this that, you know, all you can do is go in the room and do your best. >> reporter: in the past, hollywood's best may have included some surgical help. but more than ever, casting agents are now looking for something new in hollywood. actors who actually look like normal people. instead of the silicone filled, botox-injected, perfectly artificial beauties who fill some of the industry's goes sip magazines. >> 99% of directors don't want it unless it's specific. >> reporter: in recent years, hollywood magazines have made a sport out of spotting or speculating about who's done what to themselves. from teri hatcher and patricia heaton to melanie griffith and denise richards. some have come out to defend t
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